Summary: The sound quality isn't all that great; specifically, the bass is way too strong and very hollow-sounding. There is also a persistent hum that is pretty annoying if the volume is low or there is no music playing (i.e. if the music isn't loud enough to cover it up).
Summary: I would be perfectly happy with these speakers if not for the wiring issue. I'm unsure if this is a problem with my speakers or across the line.
Pros: Speakers sound great, look good.
Cons: Very slight subwoofer hum at low settings, but if you turn the sub up a little it goes away. My biggest problem with these speakers is that the plugs in the back are extremely picky. If I nudge my sub, one of the speakers goes out, and I need to spend about 10 minutes tweaking it just right until...
Summary: Well, I thought that I would try the vs4121. I love my Altec Lansing VS2121's but the volume control was getting scratchy so I thought these would replace them. I beleive that these would be great in a large room with medium to high volume but in a small office I found them difficult to adjust.
Summary: Altec Lansing definately soldered the jacks like that on purpose.
Pros: bought these speakers about two years ago. They have pretty good sound quality but not as good as my Zune's headphones. In Battlefield 2142 cant here any detailed sound like bullets richocheting or peoples footsteps like with headphones.
Cons: they just died after about two years of use so thats not bad. Right channel stopped working. I was going to replace the 3.5 jack but the way they soldered them inside the case makes it impossible to replace.
Summary: I don't recommend these speakers. The two satellites are acceptable, but the sub-woofer is waaaay too 'bassey.' It is also noticeably muddier sounding than my Yamaha sub (same size) in my living room. Furthermore, the one's I received look distinctly more silver than black.
Summary: I don't know what i excepted for 85.00.The wire from the remote speaker is built into it and came up a little short for me so i had to buy some extension to make it work where i wanted it.Also the Base is not protected magnectly so put it at least two feet away like the manual directs you to.All in...
Summary: I just received these speakers today and the sound quality really isn't that great. I'm listening to various types of music (high bitrate MP3s - but still high quality encodings) and none of it really sounds special. Everything sounds really affected.
Summary: Reviews for these speakers are remarkably mixed as you'll see. Unfortunately, I must agree with the naysayers. For the price, these speakers are quite mediocre. In fact, at low volume, my Toshiba laptop's (Satellite P105) built in Harman/Kardon speakers sound noticeably better than these.